Nightowels: A record crowd attended the Launch on Sunday evening last in Nightowels, Castleisland, of Cait Curtin’s book of poems “Stories in Rhyme”. The Launch was performed by Tommy Frank O’Connor, who was loud in his praise of all the wonderful poems in the book and thanked all for attending before Cait sat down to a busy time signing copies. Catherine Brosnan and Marie O’Callaghan were most efficient at the sales desk. While some browsed through the book others renewed friendships from yesteryear before all dispersed in all directions and a great evening was had by all. The proceeds are being donated to Aware.
Con Houlihan Festival: Knocknagoshel native Donal Murphy and his fellow committee members are to be congratulated on the smooth running off of the Con Houlihan Seminar last weekend. Quite a number from this parish attended including Betty Murphy down from Cork for the occasion. A recently composed poem on Con Houlihan by wellknown Cordal poet Jimmy Cullinane went down a bomb with the gathering. It looks like this Seminar will become an annual event with a group trip to Knocknagoshel a likely prospect.
Fleadh by the Feale: The rain on Friday evening may have been a damper for the Busking Competition nevertheless all seemed to enjoy yet another Fleadh by the Feale down in Abbeyfeale. From Friday evening to Monday evening there was entertainment to suit all tastes.
Another McCarty Death: The family of the late Pat McCarty N T, of Knocknagoshel suffered its second bereavement in a week , As reported in this column last week Jimmy Mc Carty died in Dublin , and since then news has reached the district of the death in Australia of Sr Babista Mc Carthy. Sr Babista was well into her 90s. Sympathy is extended to all her relatives and friends.
Late Sean Cotter: The death occurred recently in New York of Sean J Cotter late of Upper Knockbrack. Sean was in his early eighties. Sympathy is extended to all his relatives and friends.
On Vacation: Presently on a vacation from the States is Timmy Healy formerly of Scart , Knocknagoshel. Timmy immigrated first to England in the late 1950s for a couple of years before heading to the States later. A noted singer one of his favourite numbers is The Blacksmith Volunteer.